A knife-wielding man lightly wounded commuters on Wednesday at the busy Gare du Nord station in Paris, French authorities confirm.
The marauding man was apprehended by police at the station, which is a hub for trains to London and other parts of Europe.
Police opened fire and wounded him in order to subdue him, a police source who preferred not to be named added.
France Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin tweeted, “An individual injured several people this morning at the Gare du Nord.”
“He was quickly neutralised. Thank you to the police for their effective and courageous response.”
The incident has caused major delays to trains at the station in the early morning rush, according to the live departure board of operator SNCF.
The aim of the attack is yet to be established, France remains on a state of heightened security alert since 2015 following a spate of random attacks by extremists.
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